Monday, February 21, 2011

Pitbull honored as hero

A 5 year old pitbull mix named Maya has been honored by the Animal Miracle Foundation. Maya has been named the foundation’s Hero Dog of 2011!

Without the help of this amazing pitbull mix, her owners attacker may have never been caught! A drop of blood above Maya’s right eye was later tested for DNA by investigators, which led to the arrest of Anthony Easley. His preliminary hearing is pending.

The Animal Miracles Foundation which honored Maya is a non-profit that aims to improve public awareness about pet and wildlife issues.

In addition to saving her owner from a violent attack, Maya “is a testament to the fact that the pit bull dog breed can be hero dogs just like any other breed,” Colleen Paige, founder of the group, said in a statement.

Mayas owner, Angela Marcelino, adopted Maya from Humane Society Silicon Valley when the dog was 3 months old. She’s proud Maya is being honored but was not surprised when the dog tried to protect her early on the morning of June 17.

This goes to show you pitbulls are good dogs just like any other breed. Without the help of this pitbull, Ms. Marcelino could have been assaulted by her attacker.

Way to go Maya! Dog’s like you rock!

27 comments:

  1. Nice story, I love to hear good things about Pitbulls they are the best dog to have.

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  2. A good dog! a cat wouldnt do that for you.

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  3. the only reason some dogs got a reputation for being dangerous is because of their owners.
    if the owner takes care of the dog, the dog will take care of the owner.

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  4. I <3 Pitbulls. They are so cute!

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  5. That's why dogs are way better than cats!

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  6. That's awesome, I hope my pets would act like this dog if I was ever attacked.

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  7. It's really great story, I am so impressed!:)

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  8. cool story. i adore dogs.. :)

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  9. I love pitbulls !

    P.S. Captcha ( word verification ) is enabled

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  10. @tigey sorry for that is now dissabled i also hate it

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  11. great storry, thanks for sharring :)

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  12. Wow... thx for this post, skilled dog there

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  13. Yey! Shows that the owner is nice when their dog protects them like that.

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  14. very nice story... thanks for sharing

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  15. I truly hate that pit bulls have the label they do as euthanize and ask questions later. Its good to finally see something good on their side.

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  16. I've always been very afraid of those dog,s but I guess there are always exceptions

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  17. awesome but be carful with tha,
    keep up the good work bro

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  18. Nice to hear the good balance out the bad said about pitbulls

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    http://purebredsrus.blogspot.com/ Just check it out. I'm following for sure.

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  20. Pit-bull's are an aggressive breed, but it's how you raise them!

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  21. We have three pitbulls and I have to say they are the best dogs we have ever had.

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